Latrivia S. Nelson
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Latrivia S. Nelson is the author of Ivy's Twisted Vine (the largest modern interracial romance novel in its genre), the Medlov Crime Family Series including bestseller Dmitry's Closet and Dmitry's Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen. She is also the President and CEO of RiverHouse Pubishing, LLC and the host of the popular radio show, The Skinny on Interracial Romance, one of the only radio shows in the country devoted to discussions between all people about the stigmas, trends and issues regarding interracial relationships in the 21st century.
As an observer of life, Nelson has enjoyed the numerous opportunities afforded her and writes about the wonderful and interesting people and places that she has encountered in her novels.
Nelson graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis, TN) with honors obtaining a Bachelors Degree in business administration with a concentration in management (2003), Strayer University (Washington, DC) obtaining her MBA with a concentration in marketing (2007) and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Capella University.
Prior to founding RiverHouse Publishing, LLC, Nelson was the Senior Account Services Specialist for the award-winning PR firm, The Carter Malone Group, where she represented fortune 500 companies, major non-profits, pharmaceutical companies, political figures and social activists.
She also worked for the National Civil Rights Museum, St. Jude's Children's Reseach Hospital, the Memphis Grizzlies, The Memphis Redbirds and Trust Marketing and Communications while in Memphis.
During her time in North Carolina, she was an instructor at Cape Fear Community College.
Nelson belongs to several organizations: the National NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the National Urban League, Public Relations Society of America.
She was Ms. LeMoyne-Owen College, (2001-2002), the president of her sorority chapter, an active member of the Democratic Party in Memphis and a contributor to her college paper as well as the Tri-State Defender and Grace Magazine.
She has been highlighted in Ebony Magazine, Elite Magazine (Memphis, TN), RSVP Magazine (Memphis, TN), the Commercial Appeal Newspaper (Memphis, TN) and numerous online publications.
Nelson is the proud mother of two beautiful children (Jordan and Tierra) and the wife of decorated US Marine (Retired) Adam Nelson. They live in suburbs of Memphis.
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No. Everything that I write is not true. I've been asked a hundred times and the answer is the same. HOWEVER, many of the books that I write are about life experiences in general. There is nothing more beautiful than loving and being loved. It doesn't matter if you're a mob boss, a cop, a maid, a home maker or something in between, you should be able to find love through friendship, through honesty, through integrity and most of all through happiness. I love to write about finding "it" in all sorts of settings, and I'll probably do it for the rest of my life: that's write and love:-)
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Silly Q & A from reader Heather McCormick to Latrivia Nelson:
How old are you? 30
What's your favorite food? Sushi (at the moment, I am stuck on the Redbird)
What meal can you cook best? Chicken Alfredo with fresh green beans topped with tomato and onion with sides of garlic bread, salad, pineapple cake, a glass of wine and candles. It's called a Sunday Night Special.
Favorite Car? Black E350 Mercedes-Benz
Now what car do drive? Silver BMW 5 Series and Blue BMW 3 Series
Favorite sport to play? Tennis
Favorite sport to watch? Football. Not just any football. Dallas Cowboys. OMG!
Favorite Perfume? Victoria Secret Very Sexy
Favorite Cologne? Armani Code
Favorite style of dress? Jeans and t-shirt or flannel, no bra and gym shoes. But if I have to dress up, black skirt, Egyptian cotton black shirt, black pumps and no stockings (unless it's cold), pearl earrings and plum lipstick. I'm an Armani brat. So, if I have to get dressed up (ugh) it's going to be Armani (if I can choose). Other than that if I can relax and enjoy, it's going to be Gap or Banana Republic.
Cigar or Cigarette? Cigar for sure. I go to Vinnie's (Madison Tobacco) and get a Cohiba to smoke with him while I talk about life and how hard classes are. He's alot older than me but he knows so much. I love Vinnie.
Favorite Alcoholic Beverage: Scotch and Coke with a little ice in a crystal tumbler.
Are you a Daddy's Girl? Yes. I'm a daddy's girl and a grandpa's girl.
Favorite Vacation Spot? Charleston, SC or Hilton Head, SC with Adam alone.
Next Research Location? Prague, CZ
Next Vacation Spot? Amsterdam. Adam and I are going to party it up in 2011.
Favorite Actor: Robert DeNiro
Favorite Actress: Angela Bassett
What are you listening to right now in your I-Pod?Jimmi Hendrix, Kanye West, OK Go, Alexandre Desplat, Saving Abel, Rick Ross, Tiziano Ferro, Thom Yorke, Drake and of course, Chris Cornell.
Favorite relaxation method? Bubble Bath
Next dream purchase: 20 Foot 2009 Glen L boat to take out to the lake myself.
Favorite Saying: God willing...